Please let yourself be proud of small things. Please do that. Please allow yourself to get really excited about playing a video game well or sending an ask you were nervous about or letting a bug outside or peeling the whole orange in one try. Please get so excited about that. Please. That’s so cool I’m so glad you did it.
hey kanji learner
Did you know that most kanji have a part called the radical that hints at its meaning? And did you know that these are the seven most common radicals, and if you know them you’ll be able to find something familiar in about one out of every four kanji you see? Like, you can open up a book to any random page and there’ll be a bunch of kanji with these radicals just hanging out?
- 口 on the left (or bottom) of a kanji=mouths, eating, talking, etc.
- 言 on the left (or sometimes bottom)=words, talking, writing, etc.
- 氵 on the left or 水 on the bottom=water, liquids, flowing, etc.
- 亻on the left or very occasionally 人 on the top=people
- 木 on the left or bottom=trees, wood, things made out of wood.
- 扌 on the left or 手 on the bottom=hands, actions done with hands
- 忄 on the left or 心 on the bottom=heart, mind, emotions
You can use this information to be pretty awesome at learning kanji that look similar except for the radical, because you can tell them apart. If you’re in a Japanese class, it’s also handy for making educated guesses on multiple-choice tests. Observe:
my dad was taking me driving and after i parked i got out and checked then shouted “IM STRAIGHT-well at least my parking job is” and my dad slams his hand onto the dashboard and goes “YOU COULDNT HAVE WAITED UNTIL COLLEGE TO MAKE THAT JOKE NOW I OWE YOUR MOM TEN BUCKS I DIDNT THINK YOU WOULD ADMIT IT YET” so thats the story of how my parents have been betting on when id come out
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
MATILDA’S SHADE GAME IS SO STRONG I LOVE IT
tumblrs message system is a bit like messenger pigeons only they’re chickens and you just kind of throw them in the direction of the recipient and hope they find their way
» A Guide To Talking Dirty Throughout History «
Ever wondered what they called anal sex in the 16th century, or cunnilingus during World War II?
Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?
Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green has given us three amazing new resources, describing what sexual intercourse, oral and anal, and sexual secretions and contraceptives have been called at various points over the last 700 years.
I’m going to be more careful about announcing I need to go clean up the kitchen.
WHITEWASHING SOMEONE’S KIDNEYS OH MY GOD